Mike Kasperzak

Position title: Former Mayor, Mountain View, CA

Why did you decide to join the steering committee?

I believe in the value of MIP and how it can help make local government better and have the time and desire to help it continue to be a great and evolving organization.

What makes MIP unique from other organizations?

There is far more content and opportunity for discussion than any other event I have seen. Furthermore, because members tend to be progressive politically we are able to tackle
issues more honestly and forthrightly than other organizations.

If you could give one piece of advice to a new mayor on what you’ve learned in your role, what would it be?

Remember to have fun!